For victims of head injuries that lead to traumatic brain injuries, advances in medical diagnosis and treatment can present a best-and-worst of both worlds reality. These same technological advances mean that your ability to recover fully, or nearly fully, are better than ever. But the costs connected with superior treatment can be crippling financially, even if you have health insurance.
In no other case is this potential financial burden more apparent than with brain injuries requiring long-term treatment and rehabilitation. The approach of modern medicine is increasingly to treat the body and the mind as an integral whole. What this means in practical application is that traumatic brain injury rehabilitation will often mean that you will be treated by a team of specialists.
Some of the specialized fields that you may encounter are:
- Therapists. Based on the whole body-mind approach, these will include physical and occupational therapists, and perhaps others on an as-needed basis such as recreational therapists.
- Speech and language pathologists.
- Traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation nurses.
- Vocational counselors.
- Social workers.
Note that these specialized professionals are in addition to your immediate medical needs, such as hospitalization, medication and possibly surgery.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante we are experienced enough with traumatic brain injury cases to understand that recovery from the injury itself, especially if it is the result of someone else's negligence, can be a daunting challenge even before you consider the possible long-term ramifications, including how to cope with the cost of it all.
We can help you to gain the recompense from other responsible parties and their insurers that can make a key difference in your ability to afford the best medical treatment and rehabilitative care possible, without adding to your immediate financial burdens (we work on a contingency basis, so we do not recover unless you do).
Learn more about how we can assist by scheduling a free initial appointment with one of our attorneys by telephone, or online.